File:Ella Wheeler Wilcox with signature 1908.jpg|right|thumb|Ella Wheeler Wilcox
'''Ella Wheeler Wilcox''' (November 5, 1850October 30, 1919) was an United States|American
author and poetry|poet
. Her best-known work was ''Poems of Passion
''. Her most enduring work was "Solitude", which contains the lines, "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, ''The Worlds and I'', was published in 1918, a year before her death.